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Featured Artist: xLukex.beard

The November featured artist is xLukex.beard, another standout talent from the BittBox User Showcase. xLukex.beard is a music enthusiast, and a master of the grunge, but don't take my word for it, have a look for yourself and read the interview below…

Featured Artist: xLukex.beard

Featured Artist: xLukex.beard
Featured Artist: xLukex.beard
Featured Artist: xLukex.beard
Featured Artist: xLukex.beard
Featured Artist: xLukex.beard
Featured Artist: xLukex.beard
Featured Artist: xLukex.beard

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Interview with xLukex.beard

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1. Tell us a little about yourself.

xLukex.beard

My name is Luke, I’m 20 and I am a self taught graphic designer and have been at it about 5 years or so now. I live in a sleepy little place in England called The Forest Of Dean (A location mentioned a few times in the new Harry potter book for anyone who has read it).

xLukex.beard

2. What drives you? What keeps you interested in design?

xLukex.beard

Being mostly involved with music industry I am constantly fascinated by artwork for cd's, vinyl’s and merchandise designs. When you walk past a CD by a band that you normally not give a second look and be 100% drawn in by the artwork, that is the drive! That look and interests is the small yet profound effect you have had on that person even for that small space of time.

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3. If you could tell everyone out there 1 thing about your work, what would it be? Maybe a unique skill you have, or rare technique you use?

xLukex.beard

If I had to say one thing then id love to say that my work surprises people. That its far from what they expected but more of what they were thinking.

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4. Name at least 1 quirky or dorky thing you do for inspiration or to pass boredom in those “design-block” moments.

xLukex.beard

Grab a guitar! I often find my self playing away sat in front of the monitor. it relaxes me a hell of alot and can get my head straight if I need that elusive idea.

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5. Music while you work? Yes, No Sometimes, or Blaring Constantly.

xLukex.beard

Blaring Constantly! Its the only way to go. Silence is never very inspiring on any level.

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6. Do you have a favorite artist or a few that influenced you more than others?

xLukex.beard

Jacob Bannon is one of my all time idols. For people in the vein of what i do. he did the artwork for all the converge albums and many huge bands such as As i lay dying. His style is unmissable and i have yet to see some thing I don’t like.

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7. Are you available for commissions? If so how can we contact you?

xLukex.beard

Not right now, but i may be free in the next few months or if the right job comes along.Please feel free to drop me a line on xlukex(at)axecore.com

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8. Anything else you would like to say to the readers?

xLukex.beard

Thanks for taking the time to read me babbling on and check out my work, please support bittbox as it inspires me and many others 🙂

cheers!

I'm the editor-in-chief of Bittbox.com. I'm a designer and developer by day, and a writer and musician when the feeling strikes. I enjoy vintage advertisements and puzzles with an absurd amount of pieces. Follow me on Twitter.

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